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AdvancED Survey


 
Your input is valued! The annual school improvement survey, AdvancED, opened last week. In addition to the information being used for the accreditation process, the data will be used for planning for the next school year as part of our school improvement process and beyond. 
It is required that at least of 20% of our parents respond and at least 40% of our students respond.  The survey links are included below. The survey will just take a few minutes and we value your input and appreciate the time you spend sharing your thoughts with us.  If you are a staff member, your link is also included below.

Here are the links:






Please join us as SRMS presents Disney's The Lion King Jr. on Thursday, February 9th at 6:30pm and Friday, February 10that 6:30pm! General Admission seating is $6 and preferred seating is $10. Please see the order form below for more details. 

Click http://tinyurl.com/jawtxm7 to print the order form and place your order.


Fine Arts NEW YORK TRIP Remind Group

If you are going on the Fine Arts trip to New York, 

please join our Remind group!!


Text the code @SRMSNYC17 to the phone number 81010 to receive updates and reminders        regarding the trip.






There are many volunteer opportunities here at SRMS! If you are looking to get involved please go to http://signup.com/go/DaoLtG and see the many different teacher, school and PTSO activities available. We appreciate all of our volunteers as they help to make our school a success!


Maker’s Club is in Need of Donations:
 
We are in need of Altoid boxes (not the tiny ones).  
If you can donate, either leave them at the reception desk or students can bring them to the media center.
As always, thanks for your donations to Maker’s Club. 
They are so appreciated!

 





SRMS Orchestra

CONGRATULATIONS to the Guitar and Beginning Orchestra students for a wonderful concert this past Thursday! 60 of our newest string students performed for parents and friends. We are proud of you!

Paige Collins goes to Winter Park HS this week to represent SRMS Guitar in the All County Guitar ensemble! She was selected from over one hundred thirty other middle school guitarists for the honor of participating in this group. Congratulations, Paige! Good luck at All County!
If you would like to see Paige and the All County Guitar ensemble perform, the concert is this coming Friday, Feb. 3rd at 7pm – Winter Park HS.

Come see the advanced orchestra ensembles perform their MPA music for parents, friends, and guest judges at our WOHS Unit Pre-MPA Concert. There will be performances by WOHS Orchestra, Bridgewater MS Orchestra, and SunRidge MS Orchestras.
Pre-MPA Concert - Wednesday, Feb. 15 – 6:30pm concert start @ West Orange HS Auditorium
Official MPA Performance will be Thursday, Feb. 23 during the school day. Orchestra parents, watch your email for details this coming week.

Fine Arts NYC Field Trip: Mandatory Parent Meeting!
If you and/or your child is attending the upcoming Fine Arts Department NYC Field Trip, there is a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday evening, February 23rdChaperones will meet at 6:30pm with a general meeting for all trip participants to follow at 7:15pm in the cafeteria. Much important information and FINAL DETAILS will be discussed. Please make plans to attend.
 




Leave a "Lasting Legacy" at SRMS for your 8th grader by joining the Eagles Booster Club! If you've been on campus, you may have noticed the Eagle Booster Club mural in the breezeway (see attached photo).  When you become part of the booster club at a donation of $75 or more your child's or family's name will be aded to the wall along with a SRMS Eagle. Not only will you be leaving a lasting legacy, but you will also be donating directly to the purchase of academic supplies, teacher grants, educational software, etc. that will greatly benefit our school and students. Boosters who donate $75 or more can opt to be recognized on the mural.  Donations are also tax deductible. Please go to schoolpay.ocps.net to join today!









Yearbooks are on sale until March 17th.  The cost is $28.00. Ad pages are available for 8th grade students. If you want just the "word ad" please purchase online and email Mrs. Nelms the text. You can pay at http://balfour.com or school pay https://www.schoolpay.com. 
  
Also, Mrs. Nelms is in need of pictures for the yearbook.  Please upload to the Balfour site.   Any questions can be emailed to Mrs. Nelms robin.nelms@ocps.net.

Please click on the link http://tinyurl.com/hpcqznu to see flyers to learn more.


 
8th Grade Well Wishes are back!  Want to give your 8th grader a note of encouragement, a job well done, etc. in the yearbook?  Go to balfour.com and order yours today!
Prices:
All are business card size.                          
Words only - $10.00
Words and Pictures - $20.00







Mrs. Nelms is currently looking for a theme for the 2016-2017 yearbook. Please go to the following link to put in your suggestion.  The link will be available until next week.  You may also email Mrs. Nelms suggestions.
https://docs.google.com/a/ocps.net/forms/d/1ZXckVvh8FNLXonA2Y1Xra3659i0OfVD3J9CMkWLkli8/prefill
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Nelms.





Agriscience Contest


Please help support the Agriscience Department by voting for the Let It Grow Contest! The contest invites teachers and community adults to vote DAILY for a school of their choice to win a grand prize of $5,000 Ag grant. Please follow the link below to the website and answer 5 easy questions (you do not have to have the answers them correctly to get access). Look up SunRidge MS and register. Then remember to come back daily to vote. Thanks for your support!
Let it Grow Link: http://www.thescienceofsoil.com/contests/ref/c1b29f77c159f4e2b0753be75a7cff2c
 





Parents,

Happy New Year! As we begin the second semester I would like to remind parents about Gradventure. Permission slips for Gradventure went on home Friday, October 21, 2016. The packet included information on Gradventure, permission slip, and a behavior contract. As it gets closer to Gradventure, parents, here are some important details that you need to know:
  • Gradventure is on Friday, May 12, 2017. Prices for students are $100.00 and chaperones are $85.00.
  • Payments can only be made at http://schoolpay.ocps.net
  • Permission slips are due with payment receipt; please print receipt and have student bring to the 8th grade office. If student brings in permission slip without the payment receipt it will not be accepted. In addition, please make sure the permission slip is filled out with the correct information and completed.
  • Students will be allowed to sign up for a group as soon as they bring in payment receipt and permission slips. Once student signs up for a group they are not allowed to change.
  • Final payment is due by Friday March 31, 2017.
  • Partial payments of $25 are accepted until February 24, 2017 and the remaining balance is due on March 31, 2017. Student can still sign up for group with a partial payment.
  • Payments are final and refunds cannot be requested after March 31, 2017. If student violates behavior contract after March 31st they cannot be refunded.
  • Per Universal Studios Annual passes are not accepted for this event because it is a special event.
  • Parents, if you are interested in being a chaperone please complete ADDitions at https://volunteer.ocps.net
  • The price for a chaperone is $85.00. Please send in payment with child’s paperwork. Chaperones must be at least the age of 21 (Parent or legal guardian).
We look forward to students having a great time. Thank you, parents, for your support and if you have any questions please feel free to contact the grade level office at 407-656-0794 Ext. 5352355.

Russell Williams, Jr.
Administrative Dean








7th Grade Field Trip

Attention Parents and Students: Last Friday, February 10th was the final day to turn in permission slips and pay for the field trip on SchoolPay. Please stay tuned for more information about group sign-ups. Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to chaperone!
 
Field Trip Details:

Day/Date:  Friday, March 31st
   
 Times: 9:00am meet in cafeteria
7:30pm pick-up in car loop
 





Dear Parents,


Happy New Year! I would like to remind you about our upcoming Disney Field Trip. As a result of a misquote in pricing from Disney, there has been a change of venue: 6th graders are no longer going to Magic Kingdom. Instead, we are going to enjoy a wonderful day at EPCOT.  Permission slips for the Disney field trip went home in October; we have more copies in the 6th grade office.  Below contains important information regarding the trip: 
 

  • Disney’s EPCOT field trip is on Friday, March 31, 2017. Students should arrive on campus at 7:45am, we will depart promptly at 8:30am.  Arrival time back to SunRidge MS is 6:30pm.
  • The price for students and chaperones are $75.00 per person, which includes the ticket, charter bus, and t-shirt.  If you already have a pass(es), the cost is $20 per person.
  • Payments can only be made at schoolpay.ocps.net, and the payment deadline is February 10, 2017
  • Payment refunds cannot be requested after February 10, 2017.              
  • If you currently have a pass(es), please make a copy of the pass(es)and attach it to the permission slip.  Please make sure permission slips are filled out accurately and completely prior to turning it in.
  • Students will be allowed to sign up for a group once they bring in their permission slips or a copy of the School Pay receipt.  Once a student signs up for a group, they are not allowed to change groups.
  • Parents, if you are interested in being a chaperone, please complete ADDitions at https://volunteer.ocps.net, as well as fill out the chaperone portion on the permission slip. 
  • Chaperones must be at least the age of 21. 

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Maston at 407-656-0794 Ext. 535-2235.  Thank you parents for your support, and we look forward to students having a great time at Disney’s EPCOT!
 
Akiya Maston

6th Grade Administrative Dean
407-656-0794 ext. 535-2235
akiya.maston@ocps.net





West Orange High School Upcoming Freshmen 


Last week upcoming 2017-2018 Freshmen were invited to attend West Orange High's and Windermere High's Upcoming Freshmen Night where they learned about all of the wonderful things the schools have to offer them next school year. Please make sure you stay informed and connect with the school your child is zoned for next year by joining their Remind and/or Social Media sites.

West Orange High School:

Class of 2021 Remind-   text @wo2021 to 81010     
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/WestOrangeHighSchoolOCPS/
Twitter- https://twitter.com/WestOrange_OCPS


Windermere High School:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WHSWolverines/




OCPS 30-30 Rule

With the frequency of afternoon storms this time of year please familiarize yourself with OCPS's 30-30 Rule below.




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Help us with your Online Shopping?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support SRMS every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you do your holiday shopping, go to smile.amazon.com. 

You will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the SRMS PTSO. 

Click here for complete details.

Counselor's Corner


February's
Character Trait

CARING
Caring is showing understanding of
others by treating them with kindness,
compassion, generosity and forgiveness.
It is also showing interest or concern for others.

Drama Club

SunRidge MS Drama Club meets on Mondays from 4-5:30 in room 509

The Boys & Girls Club After School Zone Calendar and Application have now been posted to the Club's page. Check it out here.


Order your spirit wear with this form.


Online sales will continue throughout 
the year at GASCHOOLSTORE.COM
Please use our school code 3805736 and 
then add your child's name. Thank you for
participating in this year's 
SRMS fundraiser!
New High School Rezoning Information

Please visit 
for all the latest information and links related to the new high school rezoning. 


If you have any 
Box Tops, 
please clip and submit 
to the Box Top bins in the 
front office or 
cafeteria.